Small milk processing operations might think that on-site blowing molding equipment is only for high-volume dairies. But that’s not so. At the International Dairy Show in Chicago in November, the French company Serac showed a combination blow-molder, filler and capper for mid-sized dairy processing operations. The company said its new Combox H2F machine is specifically designed for dairy bottle production below 12,000 bottles per hour, what it calls “medium-sized production rates.”
The blow-molded dairy bottle is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2013: 50 years. Uniloy North America says it originated the lightweight, handled plastic milk jug in 1963. A half-century later, the blow-molding equipment supplier is teaching best practices in its 15,000-square-foot learning center at its headquarters in Tecumseh, Mich.